Costa Rica is the perfect tropical destination for romance…and one of my ultra-favorite destinations in the world. Vibrant colors, serene beaches…everything you could ever want in a love-filled getaway.

The beach itself feels visceral and authentic…a place to recollect yourself among the sometimes rocky shore of life. Pause for moments of reflection on your recent wedding or anniversary…or simply laugh the day away with your lover, favorite cocktails in hand.

The architectural detail is Victorian meets Neo-classical…transporting your heart and soul to a time when the simplicity of running water was the song that connected one to another. It’s pure perfection.

For your own Costa Rican journey, here are the best places to sleep/eat/see:

Sleep: Villa Caletas…located in the central coast, this luxury boutique resort offers everything you’re looking for in a romance-filled getaway: tropical rainforests, intimate accommodations, and un-paralled views. Stay in one of the property standard rooms, or splurge and indulge in the awe-inspiring superior suite…complete with separate living room and private plunge pool. Either way, you’re sure to enjoy endless hours of one-on-one time in the lap of luxury.

Eat: Kiantis…a local favorite, Kiantis (located in San Antonio de Belen) offers the best in reasonably priced tropical cuisine in everything from seafood to steak. The staff is friendly and the cocktails are divine. Be sure to try our faves…the Arroz con Pollo or Sea Bass.

See: Manuel Antonio National Park…the one destination you can’t miss, this park is both rainforest and beach. Here you can experience everything from snorkeling, fishing and white water rafting, to horseback riding and hiking. It’s quintessential floral and fauna, and the perfect escape for couples of all tastes.